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New York Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy handles the (Credit: AP / Molly Riley)

New York Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy handles the puck pressured by Washington Capitals left wing Jakub Vrana next to New York Islanders center Anders Lee during the first period of an NHL game, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, in Washington.

Islanders vs. Capitals

The Islanders beat the Washington Capitals, 3-0, in an NHL game on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 at the Verizon Center.

New York Islanders center John Tavares and Washington
(Credit: AP / Molly Riley)

New York Islanders center John Tavares and Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom pursue the puck during the first period of an NHL game, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, in Washington.

Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby makes a save
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Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby makes a save in front of New York Islanders center John Tavares and Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen (2) during the first period of an NHL game, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, in Washington.

New York Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy handles the
(Credit: AP / Molly Riley)

New York Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy handles the puck pressured by Washington Capitals left wing Jakub Vrana next to New York Islanders center Anders Lee during the first period of an NHL game, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, in Washington.

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Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson defends the
(Credit: AP / Molly Riley)

Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson defends the net in front of New York Islanders center Alan Quine and Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, in Washington.

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